As the COVID-19 pandemic caused unparalleled hardship throughout the arts world, ArtServe, the Fort Lauderdale-based art incubator and non-profit organization, has been working to support and empower artists to regain their balance in an ever-changing world.
To continue the empowering conversation, ArtServe will host an “ArtServe Live Cultural Convo” with noted South Florida “ChangeMaker” Dr. Corinna J. Moebius, on Monday, August 10 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This virtual discussion series examines the arts world through the lenses of cultural content creators, organization leaders, and community engagement facilitators. The event is free and viewers will be encouraged to ask questions on Facebook Live and Zoom.
As a scholar of urban anthropology, Critical Race Theory, and public history, Moebius has worked to make communities more equitable, inclusive, and ecologically resilient. Moebius is the director of Imagine Miami, the civic engagement initiative of Catalyst Miami, where she facilitates community dialogues and leads “Changemaker Conferences.” She also designed South Florida’s first summit on arts, culture, and civic engagement and leads annual workshops with ArtServe-affiliated Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute.
“This will be a substantive conversation on finding solutions through the power of art activism,” said ArtServe marketing director Ed King. “We want to facilitate a meaningful, important discussion, and we plan to leave everyone who attends this event with the tools to be an active participant in the creation of a better world, to help bring the community together and to precipitate positive change.”
Joining Moebius as guests will be Broward-based art activist Niki Lopez and Pinellas County-based Leigh Davis, co-founder of “The Words Project.”